Sunday, May 31, 2009

Look what i found yesterday..
at a garage sale. Riley has been having a ball in it this morning. She has filled it with her hotwheel garage, woody, jessie, and buzz lightyear. They are all "camping".
I have been looking for a small tee-pee for my classroom to put in the dramatic play area. We have a camping theme every spring, and around Thanksgiving I put native american toys (buffalo, teepee, and several native american toy figures) in this area as one of the many themes I change it into. So it will serve a double purpose at school, and provide my kiddos a lot of fun too.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


First day of summer vacation...
and I was up at 6:30!

Monday, May 25, 2009

was phenomonal, absolutely amazing, and I had the BEST time ever with my two favorite peeps (fickel and mindy). We ate dinner at Old Chicago and then walked up the street to the Orpheum to get pics outside the theater. Words cannot describe how amazing this musical was. We couldn't take pics inside the theater of course, but here are some I found on google images. The other pics are ones we took. Mindy and I by the big O! downtown...we had to have a pic of Mindy actually carrying a PURSE!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

River Fun 2009
We went to the river yesterday for the first time in 2009. We had such a good time! I can't wait for the next time now. Here are some pics of the fun.
(kynnedi had to potty)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I bought poppies everyday this week whenever I saw them. I remember Dad would buy them and tuck them into his shirt pocket, around the button on the top of his hat, or sit them on the seat in his truck. I remember the woman who used to sell them here in M. Her name was Sylvia and she was old when I was very young. I don't remember how old she was when she passed, but I remember the saddness I felt the next Memorial Day when she wasn't selling poppies by Mulhollands or Caseys. I have tried to explain the importance to my children of buying poppies, the significance to support those who died to keep us free because they gave the ultimate price for their beliefs. I want to teach them to honor people, remember their sacrifices, and isn't it awesome to have HEROS? My children have been so lucky to have many heros amongst them in our family. Grandpas, Dads, Uncles,and Friends (Zach) who have served for their country. Grandmas, Moms, and Aunts (and sometimes themselves) who waited at home for them to return. How very lucky are we to have real life heros to look up to?
On this holiday weekend, please take the time to remember those who have fallen to help us maintain the freedom we live in.

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Remembering, thanking, honoring,
Going to the river and we're gonna get diiirrrtyyy.

Wahoo! The first river trip of the summer. I can't wait. It is so much fun to go and hang out with my family peeps. Riles is up already and asking when we get to go. She needs a bath, but I think she can go dirty, just this ONE time. :) I have my camera ready to go (if i don't forget it), bought insect repellant yesterday, AND bought Danno a container of worms so he can go fishing. *sigh* Where has the time gone with him? He is such a wonderful soul. He loves to laugh and beat on his sister. He has such a caring heart (he buys her stuff all the time, he makes sure she is included), and he loves to fish. We (danno, riles, and I) have made such wonderful plans for this summer. We are going to try to go to living history farms, the lincoln children's museum, the elephant museum, Cocoa Keys (thanks for the great deal on tickets mindy), and they both want to go to Worlds of Fun (I don't know how much that will cost..we have a budget).
Wish us luck as summer starts!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

South Dakota...
Here are some pictures from south dakota. (I lifted these from Karen).
It was such an amazing crop (I know it was because we sat RIGHT next to Stacy Julian and Wendy Smedley, but I still had fun.)
Here we are:
(wendys cubed..we all share the same name! Believe it or not, Wendy is not a common name, but here we are THREE of us at one crop).
(Costco just had to be there to understand)
Here I am with Wendy and Stacy

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Proud moment...

Both of my kiddos had field trips today. Danny went to CB to railroad museums and such and Riles went to the L children's museum. Danny took extra cash with him(provided by me of course :) ) and brought home not one, but TWO sound maker for riles and one for him. How sweet is he to think of his sister too?

I am so very proud of him for his thoughtfulness...(cause we all know she is a stinker!)


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fun times..
i had a fun time this weekend. It was a lot of fun with old friends. I am home, tired, and want to read my book. I got the kids a set of balloons from Target (karen's good idea) and they are having a ball. On another note a I have some things on my mind and am trying to sort them all out.

Fickel, I have your cartridge. I will bring it to you on Saturday.

have a good week

Monday, May 04, 2009

Just thought I would pop in and say hi. I am still here, just busy with end of year stuff at school. Things are gonna get crazy.